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  • JJ Electronic Amplifiers

    JJ Electronic, known for their excellent vacuum tubes also sell high end guitar and hifi amplifiers and preamps. We can supply the following models...
  • Wangs Product List

    The following are all the Wangs products available, we don't have all of them available in the UK for sale straight away. However if you ask we should be able to get hold of them.

     

  • Wangs Amplification - The Best Value Small Tube Amps?

    If you're reading this article then you'll probably be after a mini tube amp and have discounted the usual manufacturers. They could be too expensive, not do what you want, or you may just want something a little bit different. Well let us introduce you to a brand you may not know about - Wangs Amplification. One of the best kept secrets in modern tube amps
  • Beginner Introduction Guide to Tubes & Valves in Amps & Audio

    Tubes can be a little confusing when you first start looking into them. All you know is that your amp / audio device needs them. If you want to learn more about them, to give a base knowledge of the subject, this guide is for you. Most of what is said will be in the musical context of amplification.

  • Artec Wiring Guide / Book & Install Info

    The link at the bottom of the page will get you started on wiring Artec pickups as well as their other devices (quadra control circuits). The document may not have your exact pickup - Artec have hundreds of different designs so it'd be confusing to include all of them. But you should be able to use a similar pickup to help get you started. 

  • Electric Guitar Strings - What Do You Need?

    The first time I walked into a guitar shop wanting a new set of strings, I thought that the only thing I'd need to know was the string name. It turns out I needed much more than that when the shop assistant pointed to the opposite wall which contained dozens of different brands, sizes and constructions. 

    For you beginners - this guide is for you.

  • Gift Ideas for Guitarists

    If you're anything like me, thinking of gift ideas for friends and family at Christmas time, or for birthdays, is an absolute nightmare. But if the person you're trying to buy a gift for is a guitarist then don't worry; you've actually got a ton of options!

  • 45 Ways You Can Become A Better Guitarist

    bandIt’s really easy to get into a fixed mindset when learning the guitar, and if you’re teaching yourself it can be hard to know to break through that barrier and improve. It’s absolutely crucial that we see ourselves make progress, or it can really kill our motivation.
  • New in Store – Artec Pickups, Plus New Strap Designs

    Artec create a range of great value guitar pickups which really punch above their price point. Numerous manufacturers have worked with Artec in the past to create their own range of pickups (some names who you’ll surely know).

    However to offer you the best price, we’re selling them under the Artec name. You won’t always get fancy packaging and logos – just a great sounding product.

  • Inexpensive Pedal Clones - A List

    There are a lot of great pedals out there manufactured by some of the big manufacturers. Unfortunately most of them are relatively expensive and will easily cost over £100.

    However there is a big market of guitar pedal clones out there. They essentially make the clone sound like the original by using similar components and circuit designs.

  • All About Wireless Guitar Systems

    Even though they've been out for a few years, it's safe to say that many of us don't know all that much about wireless guitar systems. And those that do may be a bit sceptical of them due to a lack of knowledge.

    Since we've recently started stocking the Joyo JW-01 wireless system, we thought it was the perfect time to write a quick guide on the systems which hopefully tells you everything you wanted to know.

  • Joyo Effects Now in Stock

    We're really excited to announce that we now stock a range of Joyo products - one of the top names for getting incredible value when buying your guitar gear.

    Joyo have been making pedals for several years now, and have gradually increased in popularity as people realise how good their products are for the price.